Éric Lacrouts was born in 1976 in a family of musicians. He started studying the piano and the violin at the age of 6. After obtaining the highest grades in violin (from Jacques Ghestem’s class) and chamber music (from Régis Pasquier’s and Itamar Golan’s classes) at the CNSM de Paris, he joined its highly selective perfecting cycle. After graduating there, he honed his skills with such masters as Igor Oistrakh, Yair Kless, Hermann Krebbers, Philippe Hirshorn and Joseph Silverstein.
He plays in numerous European music festivals together with such artists as Salvatore Accardo, Bruno Giurana, Antonio Meneses, Régis and Bruno Pasquier, Denis Pascal and Cédric Tiberghien.
Éric Lacrouts is a dedicatee and creator of works by Lucien Guérinel, Gérard Gastinel and Emmanuel Séjourné. His recorded interpretation of Ysaye’s sonatas for solo violin (Klarthe label) was praised by music magazines like Diapason, Classica, Resmusica.
He is the violin soloist in the Opéra National de Paris Orchestra, and since 2010 has been a member of the World Orchestra for Peace directed by Valery Gergiev.
Éric Lacrouts plays a violin made by Petrus Guarneri in 1730, and with a bow made by Christain Barthe in 2015.